How to change the default currency in PrestaShop?

Please note that the default currency will be the one displayed for your website visitors when they access the store for the first time.

In order to change the default currency in Presta Shop, log in to the administrative area. Then go to Payment -> Currencies. Go to the Currency options section and select the desired default currency from the drop-down menu.

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  1. Reply May 31, 2016 / 17:37 Ryushin CSiteGround Team

    i have set the default currency to euros , however i have 3 currencies in total and the default currency is not reflective on the main site.

    i have even placed the preferred default currency above the other to within the add currencies section.

    Please Help

    • Reply June 1, 2016 / 09:48 Ivan StefanovSiteGround Team

      Ryushin, your default currency is the one which you've set your product prices in and all other currencies will be converted from it.

      In order to change your default currency go to your PrestaShop admin panel -> Localization -> Configuration tab -> choose the desired currency from the Default currency drop-down menu and press Save.

      If this operation fails due to some reason, the best course of action would be to open a support ticket from your User Area.

  2. Reply October 18, 2016 / 21:03 leonardoSiteGround Team

    Hi guys, I have a similar problem with regards to conversions. I need to have my prices database set to USD, because I update those prices in that currency, but in the other hand I need to show them in Pesos in the frontEnd. How can I achieve that?

    • Reply October 20, 2016 / 14:08 Ivan StefanovSiteGround Team

      Leonardo, unfortunately we cannot think of any easy way to do this conversion and the best course of action is to contact a professional developer who has the required level of experience and knowledge for assisting you with this task.

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